A genre-bending tale of a boy trying to fulfill his unrequited love for a girl who has risen from the grave.

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Deagol Brothers, Andrew Duensing (as The Deagol Brothers)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brett Miller Brett Miller ... Beetle Darling
Shellie Marie Shartzer Shellie Marie Shartzer ... Wendy Hearst
David Fuqua David Fuqua ... Guru
Zach Duensing Zach Duensing ... Hunter #1
Gail Sparks Gail Sparks ... Hunter #2
Mike Luckett Mike Luckett ... The Trespasser
Cody DeVos Cody DeVos ... Carol Darling
Eric Lehning Eric Lehning ... Patrick Darling
Jack Doyle Jack Doyle ... Mr. Darling
Jordan Lehning Jordan Lehning ... Rody Carrigan
Patricia Doyle Patricia Doyle ... Mrs. Carrigan
David Mead David Mead ... Mr. Carrigan
Leah High Leah High ... Addy Greer
Sharon Jones Sharon Jones ... Chaperone
Dale Rainey Dale Rainey ... Janie Carlise
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A genre-bending tale of a boy trying to fulfill his unrequited love for a girl who has risen from the dead. It tells the story of twin brothers Patrick and Carol Darling, newly graduated from high school and struggling to come to terms with the mysterious disappearance of their friend, the bright and beautiful Wendy Hearst. When a drive through the countryside surrounding their suburban community leads to the discovery of Wendy's mysteriously animated corpse, the boys secretly transport the un-dead Wendy to an empty house in hopes of somehow bringing her back to life. As the sweltering summer pushes on, they must maintain the appearance of normalcy for their friends and family as they search for ways to revive the Wendy they once knew, or, failing that, to satisfy their own quests for love amongst the living and the dead. Written by Anonymous

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Dead is the present tense


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Brett Miller was forced to loop his entire performance because his voice had changed during the lengthy production. See more »

Goofs

As Rody walks home during his introduction his shoes change from shot to shot. See more »

Quotes

Beetle: ...just forget it.
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Crazy Credits

During the cast credits the name of the actress playing the librarian suddenly changes from Cheri Glor to Pam Lanham. See more »

Alternate Versions

Due to music rights issues, Leah High's cover of the Brian Eno song "St. Elmo's Fire" only appears in the USA/Canada Release version of the film. All other releases contain the replacement song "Honest Fool" written by Jordan Lehning and performed by Leah High. See more »

Soundtracks

You Don't Even Know Her
Written by Jordan Lehning
Performed by Jordan Lehning
Published by Oh No Skippy
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A pretentious "indie" movie that wants to be Deadgirl for lonely teenagers.
14 December 2010 | by krachtmSee all my reviews

Unlike Deadgirl, which was released around the same time, this movie struck me as pretentious nonsense that exists only to showcase the indie cred of all involved. There wasn't anything really *wrong* with it, per se, but I found myself constantly rolling my eyes and sighing heavily. Most of the scenes are melodramatic, though the acting is decent enough. None of the characters ever seem to express any strong emotions, though I suppose that's probably the fault of the writers/directors than the actors. Speaking of the writing, it was pretty mediocre. I've seen much, much worse, but with the pretentiousness of the directing, I was really expecting something a bit deeper. The soundtrack seems to be a major part of the experience, and I'm sure that if you're one of those hipsters who can't get enough of pretentious, derivative pop music, you'll love it to death. Unfortunately, I don't think I was in the target demographic for this movie. Some movies can transcend their genre and target demographic, like The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (spaghetti western), The Shining (horror), and The Godfather (crime drama). That requires good directing and writing, however, and this movie simply can't rise above the silly pretensions of the Smeagol brothers (or whatever). If you're into this sort of thing (pretentious "indie" movies), you'll probably love it, but I was overcome by boredom and annoyance.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 2011 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Wendy, Darling See more »

Filming Locations:

Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA See more »

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Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)
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Limerent Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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